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Walmart abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club stores

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Walmart confirmed it's shuttering 63 Sam's Club stores after reports emerged of abrupt store closures.

Company officials did not say how many jobs would be affected. However, since each store employs about 175, that means over 11,000 people could be impacted.

A Walmart official said 10 of the affected stores would be turned into e-commerce distribution centers.

Some workers arrived at their stores on Thursday to find the doors locked and a notice announcing the closure, according to Business Insider. In some cases, employees were turned away by police officers.

In a list of the stores compiled by Business Insider, no Missouri stores were included.

The closure news came soon after Walmart announced it would award bonuses to employees after federal tax reform changes.

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